October 06, 2012
How Politics Nuked Iran’s Economy
For the leaders of the Islamic Republic, the real enemy is within.
August 22, 2012
Why Israel Won't Attack Iran
While many believe leaders in Tel Aviv are bluffing, the Jewish state gains a lot by threatening to strike Tehran.
August 16, 2012
America and Iran Square Off Over Syria
Washington has seen all roads in Damascus as leading through Tehran. Why time and compromise could lead to a deal that saves lives.
August 14, 2012
An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb
The real roots of Iran’s nuclear program lie not in physics – but in Iran’s own sense of history.
August 07, 2012
Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
Despite their sectarian divide and history, Tehran may be courting the Taliban to bolster its ability to retaliate from a possible strike on its nuclear program.
August 02, 2012
The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran
Negotiations between Iran and the West have not led to a deal, but engagement is still the most promising way to end the nuclear impasse.
July 31, 2012
Can a New 'NATO' Deter Iran?
Could a strong U.S. led alliance network be the answer to regional security in the Persian Gulf?
July 28, 2012
How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
A recent incident with Indian fishermen shows how easily Iran and the U.S. could slip into a conflict neither wants but may find hard to avoid.
July 24, 2012
Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran would have much to lose in closing the strait. If Tehran’s economic security is endangered, it might choose a ‘measured’ response.
July 21, 2012
The Enmity Conspiracy, or How War with Iran Became 'Inevitable'
Trita Parsi argues that a running series of miscalculations, escalations, and assumptions are driving the West and Iran towards open conflict.
July 20, 2012
A Response to Waltz: Why Iran Shouldn't Get the Bomb
Iran getting the bomb won’t set off an arms race in the region. But it might provoke some states, writes Robert Manning.
July 12, 2012
Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
Despite hawks’ chest thumping, what the ongoing talks have shown is a path to success, says Robert Dreyfuss.